Alexandria Shipyard cut the first metal sheet of the Gowind designed by DCNS, 2nd unit and 1st built in Egypt. Image: DCNS
The Egyptian corvettes will have a displacement of 2,500 t., a length of 102 m, beam of 16 m and draft of 3.6 m. Their maximum speed will be 25 knots and their maximum range 5,000 nm with a speed of 15 knots.
Their armament will include a 76 mm main gun, two triple torpedo tubes, two quadruple MM40 Block 3 Exocet missile launchers, two remote-controlled Nexter Narwhal 20 mm cannons and MBDA MICA IR/RF vertical launcher with 16 cells.
The sensors include a Smart-S Mk 2 radar, a Kingklip hull-mounted sonar, a Captas 2 variable depth sonar, a Vigile 200 Radar-ESM and Altesse Communication-ESM suit, all made by Thales.
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